Monday, February 19, 2007

250 - This Ain't Your Granddaddy's Church

Kind of a funny title for a blog, but that is exactly what I mean. I just saw a friend of mine, Marybeth's blog title and that is exactly what she wrote and so I am amening it but here in Illinois. She was talking about her church in North Carolina.

Anyway - we had some great church on Sunday. WOrship was again wonderful, like a Chris Tomlin song day. I loved it. I missed not having Clay there too, i love to worship with him, but he was tkaing care of a sick girl, Emmajoy. Chad was talking about giving. Not a montary giving, but a giving of yourself. Usig what you got - excuse the poor English - and doing all you can with what you have been given.

Many times we hear too often that we don't have a talent or are not gifted or whatever the excuse may be. But we went to Judges 15 where Samson, with the power of the Holy Spirit, killed a thousand men with a donkey jawbone - yep, you just read that right, a donkey jawbone. He was in a major predicament and the only "gift" he had available, with his hands tied up i might remind you, was a fresh donkey jawbone. Gross, but come on now... He killed others wanting to kill him with a donkey jawbone??? That is what i call using what you got!!

Boy that message spoke to me. I had to repent of my sour attitude i get sometimes when i think about not having a master's degree, or muliple books or even articles published, or whatever... I must pick up the donkey jawbone and use what I've got. With the power of the Holy Spirit God can take me to whatever level He wants me to be at with or without any credentials. If i will "fight" with what i have been given and be faithful for the adventure then He can do it through me. For His glory!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh how i wish i knew how to paste sermons, etc. i would put my preacher's sermon on here! It was right on and so powerful. He is great! Blessed man of God and one with the Spirit just oozing out with great passion and honesty! Crossroads is not your normal granddaddy's church.

Thank you Father for the donkey jawbones you have given me. Thank you for your provisions and Your faithfulness. I love serving You and I love living for You. Help me to remember to not look around at the circumstances and think problem - but opportunity for You to show off and be exalted!! You are great and greatly to be praised!! Love you so!

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